The first of many sequels to The Legend Of Zelda. Link has just turned
16, and discovers a strange birthmark on his hand. With the help of Impa, Zelda's nursemaid, Link discovers this mark is the key to unlock a secret room where Princess Zelda lies sleeping. When young, Princess Zelda was given knowledge of the
triforce of power which was used to rule the kingdom of Hyrule, but when a magician unsuccessfully tried to find out about the
triforce from Zelda, he put her into an eternal sleep. In his grief, the prince placed Zelda in this room hoping she may wake some day. He ordered all female children in the royal household to be named Zelda from this point on so the tragedy would not be forgotten. Now, to bring Princess Zelda back, Link must locate all the pieces of the
triforce which have been hidden throughout the land. Each piece of the
triforce is in a temple guarded by a powerful monster which must be defeated. At the same time, Ganon's underlings are still around and gaining in strength and number. It is said Ganon could be brought back to life by sprinkling the blood of the one who defeated him on the ashes (Link!).
Game play alternates between a
top down view (when traveling the land) and
side scrolling perspectives (when fighting, in a temple, or town). The are many faraway locations and towns to visit, with a variety of weapons, spells, and armors to find which will help
you on your quest. The Adventure of Link features a battery backup so games can be saved without the need for passwords.